Matters Of The Heart
In March 2011, shortly after my last production, “Even a Wretch like Me”, my children and I became homeless. We remained that way for the next six months. After losing my home & two vehicles, I slid into a deep depression. My misfortune came as a result of a few things. To start, I sponsored and promoted events that benefited others & not my family. Also, there was a lack of support from a city I poured so much of myself into. Lastly, there were unwise investments on my part. Destitute and not a dime to my name, me and my children had nowhere to go. If it had not been for a good friend, we would have been on the street.
During this time, many of the same people that I blessed/provided platforms for, began to attack my character and integrity. Not knowing my situation, they spoke harshly toward me and abandoned me. These people, whom I helped, were the very ones who hurt me. Many times I wanted to retaliate, and defend myself, but I had to remember who I was. God dealt with me, reminded that vengeance is His (Romans 12:19) and told me to remain silent.
After a while, the depression subsided, and I began to move forward. Even though I was going through, I continued on with the assignments He gave me: The Kingdom Social, Power Expo(losion), Pay Per View events, and my book signing…He told me not to look at my situation and to trust Him. Only people close to me knew that during this time, I suffered chronic body pains. But I continued to press on. Shortly after that, I had a health scare with my son and a near fatal car accident. Eventually God opened a door for me to be employed with the Charlotte Observer Newspaper and He led me to continue to look for a home.
I looked at my present situation and began to ask God “How am I going to make it? Let alone get a home in my present situation?” His response, “Trust me.”
So, I continued to look. He told me, “That house that you think you can’t get, yes that one, it’s yours.” I admit, I was very nervous about going forward, but I did. To make a long story short, on September14th, I picked up the keys to my new home here in Charlotte.
I share this with you to encourage you today. No matter what your situation, no matter who you are, no matter what they say about you, whether they support you or not, even if it doesn’t make sense, pursue your dreams. Tell depression to be still & trust God. He did it for me, and my children, Lamont Quinton DuBose, Maya Chale Whitfield. He will do the same for you!
God bless you.